Thursday Free Pattern: Shell Hunter Bag

The charity themed men’s hat patterns will be starting next week, mostly because I wanted to put up 2 patterns each week, a quick and easy basic pattern that could be altered to anyone’s tastes, and  a different one, that due to construction, color, or concept is not your typical ‘men’s hat.’

I know, I keep doing this to myself, but what fun is life if you don’t keep setting the bar a bit higher? 😉

So for this week’s pattern I will give you something that I thought was appropriate for the sunny weather. I created this for those of us who are a bit to old to bring a pail and shovel, but still love to hunt for shells.  The bag turned out so cute and versatile, that I had to share it.

sea bag

Materials: 1 skein Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream in Hot Green

Hook size K (10 ½ or 6.5 mm)

Stitch marker for marking the beginning of round (optional)

 

Gauge: 3 sts / 3 rows = 1 inch (gauge is approximate)

 

Pattern:

Bag:

Sc 6 sts into magic ring

Round 1: working in spiral, work 2 sc of each st of previous round (12 sts)

Round 2: work 1 sc into first st and 2 sc in the next st; repeat until end of round (18sts)

Round 3: work 1 sc into first 2 sts and 2 sc into next st; repeat until end of round (24sts)

Round 4: work 1 sc into first 3 sts and 2 sc into next st; repeat until end of round (30 sts)

Round 5: work 1 sc into first 4 sts and 2 sc into next st; repeat until end of round (36 sts)

Round 6: work 1 sc into first 5 sts and 2 sc into next st; repeat until end of round (42 sts)

Round 7: work 1 sc into first 6 sts and 2 sc into next st; repeat until end of round (48 sts)

Round 8: work 1 sc into each st of previous round (48 sts)

Round 9: repeat round 8

Round 10: repeat round 8

Round 11: repeat round 8

Round 12: repeat round 8

Beginning of Moss stitch pattern

Round 13: sc in first st, * ch 1, skip 1 st, and sc into following st; repeat until end of round, ch 1.

Round 14: sc into ch 1 space of prev round, ch 1; repeat until end of round.

 

Repeat round 14 for 4 inches or for 8 rounds.

 

Round 23: sc into ch 1 space of prev round, sc into sc of previous round, repeat around (48 sts)

Round 24: sc into each sc of previous round (48 sts)

Round 25: repeat round 24

Round 26: hdc in first st, * ch 1, skip 1 st, and hdc into following st; repeat until end of round, ch 1

Round 27: sc into ch 1 space of prev round, sc into sc of previous round, repeat around (48 sts)

Round 28:  sc into each sc of previous round; ch 1 and turn (48 sts)

Round 29: sc into next 5 sts, ch1 and turn (5sts)

Round 30: sc into 5 sts, ch1 and turn (5 sts)

 

Repeat round 30 for 15 rows or 7 inches; then break yarn leaving a long tail that you can use to sew the handle to the top of the opposite side.

 

Drawstring: ch 60, sc into second ch from hook, and into each following chain stitch, break yarn and weave in ends. Weave drawstring through the ch1 spaces between hdc stitches.

shell bag 2

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One Response to “Thursday Free Pattern: Shell Hunter Bag”

  1. vbarton24 Says:

    I love this little bag. wish I knew how to crochet.

    check out this link awesome drop spindles http://tiltawhorl.blogspot.com/

    wish he had some for sale.

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